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UNESCO Documents at Harvard

Harvard College Library's Government Information Services are housed in Lamont Library. It serves as a central reference and referral point for government and international information. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is active in education, science, culture, social and human sciences, information, and communication on a world-wide level. Its many documents and publications reflect this broad range of global involvement. This guide lists some of the most useful research tools related to this material and notes the location of the collections.

For many years UNESCO maintained a depository system which included Harvard as part of its document distribution. However, in 1990, to reduce its costs, UNESCO greatly reduced this depository system, leaving the Library of Congress as its only depository in the United States.

Background

This international organization is well described in:

Chronology of UNESCO 1945-1987
Location: Documents (Lamont) UN 1010.458 (Level D)

Guide to UNESCO, by Peter Hajnal
Location: Documents (Lamont) Ref AS4.U83 H33 1983

UNESCO, about us also gives a good overview.

Questions?

E-mail govdocs@fas.harvard.edu